Miss Julie
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August Strindberg's once-controversial play is brought to the screen in this adaptation directed and co-written by Mike Figgis. Miss Julie is set on the estate of a wealthy Swedish family in 1894, where the servants live a life of uncomfortable poverty while the masters of the house enjoy their riches. On Midsummer's Eve, the servants and the local peasants have gathered for their traditional celebration, while one of the household cooks, Christine (Maria Doyle Kennedy), is waiting for her fiancÚ, a footman named Jean (Peter Mullan). However, Jean is intercepted by Miss Julie (Saffron… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

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"Intermittently powerful, though not really engaging, this new Figgis version suffers from poor conception of Strindberg's noted play and mediocre acting by Saffron Burrows in the lead; as the servant, Peter Mulan is quite good."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"An intense screen adaptation of August Strindberg's drama about two people caught up in power plays."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Elegant and hard hitting, this superbly staged battle between the sexes is never less than intriguing."
‑ Brandon Judell, Detour Magazine
"That faint, whirring sound you hear may be Strindberg himself, spinning in his grave."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Other than that split screen scene, no convincing argument is made to translate the story from the stage to film."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
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